As a freelance writer for nearly 3 years, I’ve gotten extremely good at looking for content writer jobs. When I first started out, it was difficult to find content writer jobs because I didn’t know where to look.
Over time, I’ve made a Google doc with dozens of sites for me to look through when I’m looking for content writer jobs. Here are some of the best websites to help you find and land a content writer job.
Note: Landing content writer jobs is a number’s game. If one website isn’t giving you results, try another one listed in here. Additionally, how well you write your resume and cover letter will have a big impact on how many responses and interview invites you can get.
I listed FlexJobs as the first option because it has the least amount of competition from other writers. FlexJobs is a paid job board that lists remote content writer jobs that you will not find on any other websites.
It costs $14.95 and you can get a refund or cancel your subscription if you don’t like it. The reason why FlexJobs is a paid website is because all of the jobs on there are remote and you can do them from home.
I’ve personally had FlexJobs for a few months and I saw hundreds of good remote job opportunities. If you are looking to land a remote writing job, it’s definitely worth a try. Investing $14.95 to find a job that can potentially pay thousands is a no-brainer.
Look through some of the other free options below and if you don’t have success, FlexJobs can definitely be a good option to maximize your chances of landing a remote writing job.
I have to list Indeed on this list because it’s the biggest job site. I’m not a huge fan of Indeed, but it definitely has the most content writer jobs out of all of the options in this list.
For Indeed, you have to weed out the bad content writer jobs. Some of them pay very low and you’ll likely have to go through several pages until you find a good one for you.
On Indeed, try writing several types of keywords because there are too many types of writer jobs. Some keywords you can try to find content writer jobs include:
- Content writer
- SEO writer
- Digital content writer
Glassdoor is another good job board to check for content writer jobs. On Glassdoor, you can create job alerts. This will help send new job listings for writing positions directly to your email.
Also, Glassdoor has the easy apply feature. This feature allows you to upload your resume and cover letter and automatically apply for jobs in minutes. By using this feature, you can literally apply to dozens of content writer jobs each day.
You can also discover interview questions, salaries and company review on Glassdoor. Here’s a direct link to writer jobs on Glassdoor.
LinkedIn is one of the best places to find content writer jobs because there are several ways to do so. You can find content writer jobs on LinkedIn by:
Search: The LinkedIn search bar allows you to search for content writer jobs. When you search “content writer jobs”, click on posts for the type of results you want to see.
This will show you all of the latest posts where people are asking for references to help hire content writers. You can connect with the person who made the post and send your credentials/resume.
Connections: LinkedIn is powerful because it gives you direct access to people who are likely going to hire you and work with you. As a content writer, this would be people like content managers, editors and marketing managers. Connecting with these professionals can help you find content writer job opportunities that are not public.
LinkedIn Jobs: LinkedIn Jobs is the job board on LinkedIn. It has hundreds of content writer jobs posted each day. On LinkedIn jobs, you can see exactly how many applicants a writer job posting has and the contact information of the recruiter. This is a good way to gauge if it’s worth applying to a job.
AngelList is a job website for startups. Many startups hire content writers and they post opportunities on AngelList. Typically, the job results on AngelList are often better than other sites because it includes funded startups that can pay well.
You can check out content writer jobs on AngelList here.
WeWorkRemotely is a great website to find remote content writer jobs. All of the jobs listed on WeWorkRemotely are fully remote and they generally pay well.
The only downside is that there’s probably one writing job posted each day. Although the quantity is low, the job quality on WeWorkRemotely is very high. You can explore remote writing and marketing jobs here.
Freelancewriting.com is a website that helps freelance writers find jobs. Although the site is designed to help freelance writers get jobs, most of the writing jobs posted on the site are content writing or copywriting jobs.
This is one of my favorites sites to check because it takes a bunch of websites like Indeed and other job boards and puts the writing jobs in one place. There’s about a dozen content writing jobs posted each day.
Here’s a direct link to the writing jobs on the site.
ProBlogger is a site that helps bloggers grow their sites. It has a very active job board on there that posts content writing jobs every day.
I’ve personally landed several content writing jobs from ProBlogger. It used to be the first site I used to check every day before I got enough clients with my freelance writing business.
You can check out the jobs on ProBlogger here.
JournalismJobs.com is a site that mainly posts journalism jobs obviously, but there a ton of content writing jobs posted on the site as well.
The postings on there will lead you directly to apply on the company website.
Here’s a link to content writing jobs on JournalismJobs.com
Remote.co is a site that lists remote-only jobs. On the site, there’s about 1-2 content writing positions posted each day. If you can land one of these, it’d be great because you can work remotely and they offer benefits generally.
Here’s a link to the writing jobs on Remote.co
Mediabistro is a site that helps media professionals find jobs. Writing is one of the job types that Mediabistro lists on their site. There’s a lot of TV/screen content writing jobs on this site.
You can check out the writing jobs on Mediabistro here.
Yes, you can find content writing jobs on Twitter. Twitter has one of the strongest writing communities on the internet. If you search for “content writing job” or “hiring content writer” in the search bar, you’ll get dozens of job offerings each day.
You can DM the person who posted the job or apply directly on the company website.
Here’s a direct link to content writing jobs on Twitter.
Monster is a big job board like Indeed and LinkedIn jobs. There’s a ton of writing jobs posted virtually every day on Monster.
Make sure to search for remote writing jobs and writing jobs in your area. Here’s a link to content writing jobs on Monster.
Job.com is another good job board for content writers. It’s not as big as Indeed or other job boards, but it has less competition than other sites.
There are over 1,000 content writer jobs posted on Job.com right now. Here’s a direct link that you can check out.
Yes, you can actually find content writing jobs on Craigslist. If you go on the main page of Craigslist for city, you’ll find a writing jobs portion.
Generally, the writing jobs on Craigslist are gigs, not full-time roles. The majority of the writing jobs on there are remote, so I’d recommend looking at the Craigslist for bigger cities like New York City or Los Angeles.
I’ve linked the writing gigs for the New York City craigslist here.
SimplyHired is another website that has a lot of content writer job openings. There are over 60,000 content writer and freelance writer jobs posted on SimplyHired.
With the quick apply feature, you can save your resume and cover letter and apply to dozens of jobs each day. Each job has the compensation mentioned on the title of each listing. I’ve linked the content writer jobs on SimplyHired here.
17 . Ladders
Ladders is a unique job site. Instead of listing every type of job like a normal job site, it only lists jobs that pay over $100,000 annually.
Although there are very few content writer jobs that pay that much, it’s still worth it to check out. You probably need at least a few years of experience to land one of these senior content writing jobs, but trying won’t hurt.
You will need to sign up for a free account to see the jobs posted on there. Here’s a link to the site.
ZipRecruiter is one of the most popular job sites and it has tens of thousands of content writer jobs.
What’s great about ZipRecruiter is that they send a ton of job opportunities directly to your email. It can be too much since there’s too many job postings listed on there, but that sounds like a good problem to have if you want a job.
There are over 300,000 content writer job postings on ZipRecruiter at the time of writing this blog. You can check out the different content writer jobs posted on ZipRecruiter here.
CareerBuilder is a career development site that helps people build their resume to maximize the chances of getting a job.
On their site, they have their own job board where there’s thousands of content writer positions. There’s a dozen or so content writing jobs posted each week and they can be sent directly to your email.
You can check out the content writing jobs on CareerBuilder here.
ContentFly is a website that helps content writers find jobs without the hassle of chasing down clients, payments, etc.
ContentFly basically acts like a mediator between companies that want content writers and content writers that want client work.
On the platform, content writers can request to do a writing project and they can communicate directly with the client on there. Once the project is finished, content writers will get paid directly on ContentFly. You can set your own writing, editing and other rates and companies will know prior to working with you.
It’s a great way to make additional income as a content writer, you can apply for ContentFly here.
This list should help you expand your application pool of content writer jobs. Remember that finding a content writer job is a marathon, not a sprint. If you spend a couple hours each day for the next 6 months looking through sites and applying for jobs, you will likely land a position.
Here are some final tips to help you land content writer jobs:
- Sign up for email lists: Go to each job site listed in here and create an alert for keywords like “content writer”. This will send you automatic emails each time a content writer job is posted on a website. Doing this for a few sites can send you dozens of writing jobs each day
- Search for your location and remote: When searching for content writer jobs, also search for remote jobs in addition to jobs in your city. This will expand the pool of potential writing jobs you can land.
- Filter by date: Many of these sites have jobs that are 30+ days old with thousands of applicants. Filter your job search by date to minimize the amount of competition and increase your chances of getting an interview faster.
If you do this for a few dozen jobs each week, you’ll find some success within a few weeks. The more jobs you apply to, the higher your chances are of landing your desired content writing role.
To learn more about how I make money content writing remotely, you can check out my latest income report here.